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Old 06-23-01, 09:11 PM
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are they different or just a different color?
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Other than being different, my personal opinion is that black CDR doesn't give you any new features above and beyond what regular CDR give you. You are able to make protective backups of your console games without using black media, although some black media advertisements say that you should use black media. Hmmm, I say no, you don't need black.

I've seen some ads that say black has good longevity and UV protection. Well, if you are going to leave your CDR out in the sun, then you will get UV exposure. If you keep the burned discs in a nice dark Case Logic binder, then there is no significant UV exposure.

In the "old" days (well, anything a year old seems to be old with regards to CDR), it was rumoured that you needed black CDR to have reliable playstation backups. Nope. That is not true. Since I don't want to be admonished for telling you to go visit the modchip.com site, I cannot recommend that you do so in order to find out whether or not black cdr helps you get around using a modchip.

Instead of black cdr, why not get bright red or even brown? Those are more unique as colours on the data-writing side than black...
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I read somewhere that black CD-Rs can be written at 16X and are supposed to be very reliable for making copies at high speeds. Don't know if they are really better or not though. My blue Verbatims do just fine for me.
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Wouldn't your burner also have to deal with the quality of cd making?

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